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Police investigate sexting scandal at 2 Suffield schools

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Police investigating a sexting scandal involved students at Suffield High School. (WFSB) Police investigating a sexting scandal involved students at Suffield High School. (WFSB)
SUFFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Suffield police are looking into a sexting scandal after they say a half dozen students at two schools were possibly sending X-rated texts to each other.

Police said six students are involved in the investigation, with some students who are as young as middle school.

Suffield police said several students from the Suffield middle and high schools may have been involved in sending sexually explicit text messages, which is also known as "sexting."

Someone within the school system called police to report the sexting scandal, and now police are looking into the complaint.

"The parents, students, and school system are all cooperating with our detective. He is currently reviewing the data and the allegations before coming to a conclusion,” police said.

The superintendent released new information to Eyewitness News on Wednesday afternoon.

"The district is concerned about the safety and wellness of students. We are investigating along with the Suffield Police Department allegations of inappropriate student use of social media off school grounds,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, parents told Eyewitness News that they were concerned because they didn't know anything about this sexting scandal.

“That's not appropriate absolutely, but I honestly didn't know anything about it," Suffield parent Elizabeth Cox said.

Police are still looking into the conversations and the details of what was sent and to who. 

Parents picking up their kids at Suffield High School said hearing about the possibility of kids’ sexting each other is quite disturbing. Some parents said they plan to talk to their kids on Wednesday night. 

“I think that's why parents need to take a role in that and we know about and talk to our kid about it," Cox said.   

The school district plans to have an internet expert talk to parents on April 5. They're opening it up to surrounding schools. More details are expected to follow in the coming days. 

They brought that internet expert in just Monday to talk to students about dangers of internet and social media.

To read some internet safety tips for parents, click here

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